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First human with prosthetic leg that can feel

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Photo: Man with prothesis and a bike [26/06/2015] An Austrian team of researchers has successfully fitted a human being with a leg prosthesis that sends feelings to its wearer. The study results indicate that it greatly increases safety when in motion.First human with prosthetic leg that can feel - Read more

Brain scans of passengers who experienced nightmare flight

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Photo: Brain scan [24/06/2015] A group of passengers who thought they were going to die when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean in August, 2001 have had their brains scanned while recalling the terrifying moments to help science better understand trauma memories and how they are processed in the brain. Brain scans of passengers who experienced nightmare flight - Read more

Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves

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Photo: Man and woman fine-tuning a hearing aid [24/06/2015] More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves.Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves - Read more

Diabetes: Smart insulin patch

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Photo: Insulin patch [23/06/2015] Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. Diabetes: Smart insulin patch - Read more

Making the invisible visible with fluorescence

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Photo: Image with red luminous bladder, next cystoscope [22/06/2015] Bladder tumors have different growth characteristics. In most cases, they are limited to the inner wall of the bladder and thus well resectable. Unlike carcinoma in situ, which becomes muscle invasive after a certain amount of time. To be able to completely remove the tumor during resection, photodynamic diagnostics (PDD) can make sense.Making the invisible visible with fluorescence - Read more

Restoring natural immunity against cancer

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Photo: Histological section of two mouse melanomas [18/06/2015] Scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have successfully increased the infiltration of immune cells into tumors, thus inducing the immune system to block tumor growth. In an article published in Nature Immunology, the scientists show that, in combination with existing immunotherapies, this process efficiently destroys cancer cells.Restoring natural immunity against cancer - Read more

New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered

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Graphic: green virus [16/06/2015] An innovative mechanism that the innate immune system uses to control viral infections has been uncovered by researchers at the University Medical Centers in Mainz and Freiburg. Central to this is the discovery that two different but related elements of the immune system can act together in concert to fight, for example, rotavirus infections. New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered - Read more

Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: The word [12/06/2015] A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Women with lupus and APS: Risk of reduced fertility and pregnancy complication

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Photo: Pregnant woman lying on a couch [12/06/2015] New recommendations by EULAR for women's health and pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015). Women with lupus and APS: Risk of reduced fertility and pregnancy complication - Read more

Comorbid conditions associated with worse cancer survival

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Grahpic: Lungs in the human body [11/06/2015] Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure had a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without comorbid conditions.Comorbid conditions associated with worse cancer survival - Read more

 
 

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